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Matt Cahill

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Matt Cahill
Born (1970-11-15) November 15, 1970 (age 49)
Mississauga ON
OccupationWriter, Psychotherapist
Alma materSheridan College
Genrefiction, non-fiction, novels, short fiction
Notable worksThe Society of Experience
SpouseIngrid Paulson

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Matt Cahill (born November 15, 1970) is a Canadian writer and Registered Psychotherapist who currently resides in downtown Toronto.

Born in Mississauga, his family moved several times throughout Southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Rockwood, Burlington, and Onondaga. He also lived in Stony Plain, Alberta for several years. Toronto is Matt's home since 1995.

After graduating from Sheridan College he began work in the Toronto film and TV industry, starting in TV commercial post production, then long-form children's television series with Devine Entertainment Corporation. During this time be received an honorary Production Certificate from the Emmy® Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing)[1]. He moved to Rhombus Media in 2002 where he oversaw post production on shows and films such as Slings & Arrows, Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen, Clean, and Childstar. He eventually went freelance and joined forces with the producers of the Saw film franchise for several years. His last film project was Bruce Mcdonald's 2015 feature, Hellions. A full list of productions he has worked on is here.

Matt trained at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and currently has a private practice in downtown Toronto, working with individuals and couples. He is an active member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, as well as the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy.

He is also a published author, whose debut novel, The Society of Experience (Wolsak & Wynn 2015) was picked as one of the top picks of the year by Harper's Bazaar magazine.[2] It was long-listed for the 2016 Sunburst Award[3]and short-listed for the 2016 Re-Lit Award[4]. His short fiction has been published with Found Press, and The Rusty Toque. His non-fiction has appeared in Ryeberg, BlogTO, Torontoist, and the Humber Literary Review. His essay, On Madness Within Imagination, was included in Best Canadian Essays 2017[5].



Short Stories:


  • What I Mean When I Yell “Bergkamp” (Ryeberg, 2010)
  • Waters of March in November (Ryeberg, 2010)
  • And The Award Goes To (Ryeberg, 2011)
  • What Does The Future Hold For Kensington Market? (BlogTO, 2013)
  • Why Toronto Need To Commemorate SARS (Torontoist, 2013)
  • On Madness Within Imagination (Humber Literary Review, 2016 | Best Canadian Essays 2017)


  1. Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist, retrieved 2018-01-10
  2. "#TheLIST: 15 Books For Fall". Harper's BAZAAR. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  3. "Awards: Atwood, Alexis, O'Neill among Sunburst nominees | Quill and Quire". Quill and Quire. 2016-06-08. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  4. "The ReLit Awards/ Ideas, Not Money". therelitawards.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. Grubisic, Brett Josef (2017-12-29). "Best Canadian Essays strive to make sense of everyday existence". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2018-01-10.

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